An answer to a detailed question put forward by Conservative MEP Marina Yannakoudakis revealed the massive cost of chauffeuring EU diplomats posted abroad.
In her answer to Mrs. Yannakoudakis’ question, EU foreign affairs supremo Baroness Ashton, herself paid over £250,000 a year, revealed that one of the European External Action Service’s drivers was paid €6,050 […]Continue Reading →
Local Conservative MEP Marina Yannakoudakis welcomed the outcome of today’s EU Summit in Brussels which will, for the first time ever, see the EU budget cut.
The £29 billion (€34 billion) cut will mean that the European Union will be forced, like national and local governments, to reduce its spending at a time […]Continue Reading →
A Conservative MEP today led calls for underperforming European Union agencies to face the axe as costs for the EU quangocracy rise to over €3.3 billion (£2.8 bn) a year.
Marina Yannakoudakis MEP led calls in the European Parliament’s Women’s Rights Committee, where she is Conservative spokesman, not to approve the budget of […]Continue Reading →
At today’s Parliamentary hearing, London Conservative MEP Marina Yannakoudakis questioned Maltese Foreign Minister Tonio Borg to evaluate his competence to become a Member of the European Commission with responsibility for the health and consumer affairs portfolio.
Mrs. Yannakoudakis, who is the European Parliament’s contact point for the European Centre for Disease Control, reminded Dr. Borg […]Continue Reading →
The European Parliament’s Women’s Rights Committee today voted on its opinion the EU’s 2013 draft budget. As part of the budgetary scrutiny procedure, Conservative MEP for London Marina Yannakoudakis submitted amendments which would remove all funding for the European Institute for Gender Equality.
The EU funding allocation to the European Institute of Gender Equality was […]Continue Reading →
The European Commission today revealed the price of sending its officials to the Rio+20 Earth Summit. It cost €590,000 (£475,000) to send five Commissioners, including Commission President José Manuel Barroso, and their entourage of over 60 to Rio.
The meeting, which ends today in the Brazilian city which hosted the first Earth Summit 20 years […]Continue Reading →
Last month, EU diplomats the world over were passing round the Ferrero Rocher and raising glasses of champagne to the European project as the EU marked its “national day” of 9 May. Yet, at a time of austerity, EU Foreign Affairs High Representative Catherine Ashton does not know how much her diplomats are spending […]Continue Reading →
In an answer to a parliamentary question submitted by London Conservative MEP Marina Yannakoudakis, the European Parliament revealed today that it costs over £12,000 to recruit just a single official to one of the EU institutions.
Marina wrote to the European Commission for more information on the budget of the European Unions recruitment agency EPSO […]Continue Reading →
London Conservative MEP Marina Yannakoudakis has today spoken out against proposals for an EU Ice Cream Day, especially in light of the current economic crisis.
Proposals put forward by an Italian MEP call for the EU to establish a European Artisanal Gelato Day on 24 March. The declaration proposed by Sergio Silvestris, a member of […]Continue Reading →